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♪ little bit of a techno politic music. >> get out your glow sticks, america. >> now back to our top story this morning. anticipated speech ended the democratic convention. >> indeed, abc's senior washington editor rick klein is live this morning in charlotte for us. and rick, we know that going second can be an advantage because you kind to get to retort everything said, but was incumbency an advantage for the sitting president? >> reporter: incumbency is the biggest advantage the president has, by its nature. i tell you it was weighing all over this arena throughout the week, particularly in president
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obama's acceptance speech. big anticipated moment because the promise of what he offered four years ago was everywhere to be seen. the adoring crowds, all of the big rhetoric, hard for him to reach back into the bag of tricks knowing he has been in office for four years. it is harder to ask for hope and change when you brought the change, you are holding the white house. so very hard to fire up your supporters when you are the occupant of the white house. >> some critics will say there wasn't enough meat and potatoes, not enough substance in the speech. it was several speeches jammed into one. where did he hit his stride? >> reporter: look, he told people not to be cynical, but this is a nation right now of skeptics. they want answers about the changing the style of politics in the nation, specific issues that delegates cared about. they're ready to fight for him. they want to hear what went wrong over the last couple years and what he can offer for the future. we started to hear that. by no means did he close the
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deal. he still left questions why people fought for hope and change four years ago and have taste of disappointment in their mouths today. >> really what struck me about the speech, rick, how hard the president went after romney and ryan on the issue of foreign policy. one because there was, to me at least, the most partisan part of the speech. two, really the focus for the country is the economy not necessarily foreign policy. were you surprised by that as well, and did you think that was an effective part of the speech? >> reporter: he was almost rubbing in the fact he is the president, and they aren't. four years ago he didn't have any more experience than hey have now. he listed every gaffe, every foible that mitt romney has uttered around foreign policy and national security, even bringing up the headlines that mitt romney went over to london and seemed to insult the british.
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you are right, to a lot of folks who care about the economy and jobs, first and foremost to hear partisan rhetoric in foreign policy, it may have had a bit of a tin ear. >> i think a lot of people are anticipating the first presidential debate in denver, colorado. 26 days from now. october 3. what is next for both campaigns moving forward, rick? >> reporter: oddly enough, it's back to where they started. both campaigns are going to be in iowa and new hampshire later today. both of the early primary states is sort of emblematic of this so close election. it's been tied for months. we are back where we started literally. >> good insight. >> appreciate it, rick. thank you very much. this line summed it up. he says, "the choice you face won't be between two candidates or two parties, a choice between two different paths for america. a choice between two fundamentally different visions for the future." so a speech light on details. light on policy. trying to say i have this vision. other guys have this one. y'all decide. a broader appeal to voters.
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independents are critical. only 6% to 8%. small sliver of the country they're trying to reach out to. we'll see. still ahead, a woman insists an over-the-counter remedy put her two young children to sleep. >> what is your favorite sleep secret for your kids? see the responses on facebook next. >> announcer: abc's "world new
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♪ mr. sandman bring me a dream and isn't that so cute? >> we told you about this one yesterday, a mom who uses a supplement to get her kids to sleep at night. >> jessica banks gives melatonin to her 10-year-old and 6-year-old. her oldest has autism, and she says melatonin helps them relax. melatonin is produced by our
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brains, manufactured with a higher dose and is not approved by the fda. >> that brought us to our facebook question. we wanted to know how do you help your kids when they have some trouble getting their zs. >> a lot of judgment back and forth. julia says i rub her back and her forehead from mid nose straight up. puts her right to sleep. i'm very blessed to have a good sleeper. will try that on you. >> i am so, touch me, i am out. tiffany says, depends on the age. if they're a baby, i'll do my best. but once you get spanking age, you better just get in that bed and lie there. like a little threat of violence. >> mr. spoon in the house. sean has this opinion -- giving melatonin to kids to help them sleep is dangerous. they can become dependent on artificial level of it to sleep and can lead to really crazy dreams which could affect them. good point there. interesting. >> laura tells us, i cuddle with them and tell them stories of when i couldn't go to sleep and how my mom and dad did what i was doing with them. little bedtime story. not bad at all.
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we can help you go there on the wings of lunesta. ♪ welcome back, time for "insomniac theater." this morning we have a look at two new movies that are -- i don't know why i enjoy that? two new movies geared toward very different audiences. kind of like the conventions. >> yes, you are not the only one that enjoys theater. i live for it. first up this morning, "the bachlorette," starring kirsten dunst, a dirtier spin-off of bridesmaids. the premise. the night before one of their friend's weddings. typical bachelorette party, the bride, becky, played by rebel wilson, wants to keep it tame.
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her bridesmaids, as you can tell, want to show a clip, but as you see -- want to get a little crazy. we wanted to show you a clip of it. it was so raunchy, that we weren't able to. >> prudes. >> there seems to be a little jealousy, isla fisher. and jealousy amongst the bridesmaids. why her, not us, we're not getting married. pretty raunchy. based on the off broadway hit by leslie hegland. and the "l.a. times" says it's a caustic, drunken tragedy with lipstick. the humor is so caustic, you won't know whether to laugh or cry. rotten tomatoes, 49%. >> i'm sold. i'll check it out, dirty lady. i had "cold light of day" quick synopsis is, this man, played by -- this man, character's name will saul goes to spain for a weekend long vacation. his family is kidnapped because of the mysterious briefcase.
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he finds himself on the run here. very interesting. so the drama and action ensues from that point on. only 8% on rotten tomatoes, because not a lot of folks know about it just yet. one tough review here said the movie could have been a lot better if it turned out, turned out to be, lacked direction, and quickly turned predictable. take a listen. >> i don't book gospel quartets and picasso experts. that's not the job i do at the embassy. the only thing that's true is i have worked for the government a long time. >> so what do you do? >> it's a branch of the agency. >> you're cia and you don't know where they are? >> i'm sorry. >> big stars in this one the bruce willis, sigourney weaver, same review says anyone familiar with "mission impossible" has seen it all before. nothing new here but star power. >> at least get some popcorn out of it. >> i'll take the bridesmaids though. >> oh, yeah. the bridesmaids though. >> oh, yeah.@ññcñ?xús1ú?
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this morning on "world news now" -- president obama asks america to give him another term promising our problems can be solved and our challenges can be met. >> some of the soaring rhetoric of four years ago was replaced by the sobering realities of 2012. it's friday, september 7th. >> announcer: from abc news, this is "world news now." ah, yes. >> good morning, everybody. >> is it friday, thank you, lord, it's friday. picking my teeth there a second ago. sorry about that. >> good morning, everybody. i'm paula faris. >> i'm rob nelson. well, energy, education, and the economy all key topics last night as the president accepted officially the nomination in charlotte. a live wrap-up from charlotte coming up in a moment.
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also in this half-hour, the airline hoax that was no laughing matter. turning a flight around, in fact, and turning one man's birthday flight into an absolute nightmare. high stakes deal making with the economy on the brink, saying the situation was so much worse than we were led to believe. >> exactly. >> frightening. >> i love books like that that give you the nitty-gritty behind the scenes, what it is like away from the cameras. fascinating detail. woodward, you know it is good. later, from a boy band to the biggest names in music. who went home with video music award who had the fans screaming? all that is coming up in "the skinny." as a political junkie, i forgot the vmas were on. >> you dvr-ed it. >> should have. i saw some e-mail. more people watched bill clinton's speech than watched
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nfl season premier with giants-cowboys. i was encouraged the country paid more attention to politics than athletics. >> the game wasn't as close as it was in the end. that helped as well. first, politics. president obama had a hard act to follow in accepting his party's nm -- party's nomination. >> so much changed between then and now. the president's speech had to acknowledge that. it wasn't exactly the change he hoped for and the country hoped for. abc's terry moran in charlotte with more. >> reporter: they still love him. barack obama may be struggling and fighting for his political life. >> madam chairwoman, delegates, i accept your nomination for president of the united states. >> reporter: still you couldn't help but think, what a difference four years have made.
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so much grayer now. the toll the presidency takes. the youthful aura that clung to barack obama in 2008 has been burned away by the searing pressures of power. he spoke tonight a man of hard and bitter experience. a survivor. >> i recognize that times have changed since i first spoke to this convention. >> reporter: that's why vice president joe biden went all out, too. >> we can now proudly say what we have heard me say the last six months. osama bin laden is dead, and general motors is alive! >> reporter: the president did something else. he addressed directly the frustrated hopes and mixed feelings about his leadership out across the country. >> now i won't pretend the path i'm offering is quick or easy. >> reporter: this was really the president's biggest challenge, the biggest challenge in his campaign. to overcome the disappointments and doubts among so many americans who voted for him in 2008. and give them hope again. >> everyone did expect hope and change. and they expected it instantaneously. however, the mess was created
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over a lengthy period of time. >> reporter: in the end it was once again hope that barack obama spoke of. hope in tough times. >> america, i never said this journey would be easy. and i won't promise that now. yes, our path is harder. but it leads to a better place. >> reporter: terry moran, abc news, charlotte, north carolina. >> very presidential. there was one especially emotional and history-making moment at last night's convention. a tear-jerker, former congresswoman gabrielle giffords took the stage to lead the pledge of allegiance. she spoke the word clearly with a huge smile, bringing the dlts to their feet -- delegates to their feet. many in tears, before a long list of speakers took the stage. >> in tampa, they talk with great urgency about the nation's debt and the need to act, to act now. but not once did they tell you that they rejected every plan by
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us or any other respected group. to reduce the national debt. there are not for any of them, because they're not prepared to do anything about the debt if it contained even one dollar, or one cent in new taxes for millionaires. folks, that's not courage, and that's not fair. >> as a catholic woman i take reproductive health seriously. today it is under attack. this year alone more than a dozen states have passed more than 40 restrictions on women's access to reproductive health care. now isn't the time to roll back the rights we were winning when my father was president. >> the entire auto industry and the lives of over one million hard-working americans teetered on the edge of collapse and with it the entire manufacturing sector of this country. well, in romney's world, the cars get the elevator, and the workers get the shaft!
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[ applause ] >> former governor of michigan, firing everybody up. >> her speech had people riled up. obviously now we're all to the nitty-gritty, last two months. the president gave a line last night i thought spoke volumes about the differences. this is what he said, "we don't think the government can solve all of our problems, we don't think the government is the source of all of our problems any more than our welfare recipients or corporations or unions or immigrants or gays or any other group were told to blame for our troubles because, america, we understand this democracy is ours." the role of government in our life plus those minority groups he mentioned. i thought that was a very interesting line that spoke to the base and again, spoke to the larger point he wanted to make about two different competing visions for the country between him and romney. >> some folks wanted a little bit more. no talk of stimulus cap and trade obama care. and we have a lot of word counters who tell us how long the speeches go.
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obama mentioned tax ten more times than romney. romney mentioned jobs ten times more than obama. so the distinction there. but i think it was a solid, solid speech, but those speeches beforehand from former president bill clinton and michelle, that was a tough act to follow. >> they don't have burden of being in office. joe can come out swinging, clinton can come out swinging. they do the dirty work. the president has to appear presidential and take the high road. he didn't want to get down -- he took a few good, solid body shots at mitt romney, but it wasn't the full frontal that i think you saw in other cases here. he did focus heavily on foreign policy. that was, i think, a rebuttal to romney not mentioning afghanistan, the war at all in his speech first time in 52 years, war has not been in the speech. that's why it is so heavy. again, let the analyses continue all day today. right. be sure to join our active online discussion about the democratic national convention, do so on our facebook page, wnnfans.com. now to the bizarre turn of events for one airline
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passenger. the man was flying home to texas to celebrate his 29th birthday with family and friends. that's when police got a tip that he was carrying a dangerous substance. the plane returned to philadelphia, where he was then taken into custody. but nothing was found and the call was determined to be a hoax. >> look at the resources that were expended and the delays to the passengers. the expense to the agency's involved and to the airport authorities. >> it is incredibly foolish and irresponsible thing to do and bottom line it is criminal. >> yeah. the man who was the subject of the hoax was allowed to board another flight to texas. when he arrived in dallas he was arrested on outstanding, unspecified warrants. a broken off remnant of hurricane isaac that made its way to the gulf has a 40% chance of becoming another tropical system. the rejuvenated storm could be named nadine and could bring a wave of heavy rain and flooding to coastal areas from louisiana over to florida.
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give the gulf coast a break, after isaac last week. >> our extreme weather team says this is pretty rare to be able to spawn off like this. >> let amy ho's hope it doesn't re-form. keeping an eye on it. >> your friday forecast, everybody. scattered showers and thunderstorms, get the umbrellas from the gulf coast, carolinas. hail, 70 mile an hour wind and chance of tornados around detroit, st. louis, memphis, little rock, more monsoon storms in the southwest. >> another triple digits -- tripl triple-digit day in dallas and phoenix. 80s, 90s in the rockies. upper 80s from atlanta to new york. one more presidential item. this one from russia. check out vladamir putin dressed in white to simulate an adult siberian crane. >> to do what? >> adult siberian crane. a bird. >> indeed. he really got into the part. getting on board a motorized hang glider and leading several young birds on migration. the birds are endangered
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actually and were raised in captivity. they needed a little help. >> the latest of putin's interactions with animals. he is not sure what is next. the cameras of course will be there to cover it all. i am sure we will find a way to get it all in our newscast, right? >> you think putin, hard core leader, very serious guy. so this image of him in the contraption fast -- fascinating. >> remember shirtless, riding on horseback. does he think he is fabio. >> putin, man, politics never dull. next, they spent eight years married, laughing, why two famous comics splitting up. >> high stakes political secrets about your tax money and closed door negotiations. the washington insider scoop you won't want to miss. all coming up on "world news now." ♪ money changes everything >> announcer: "world news now" weather brought to you by lime away. t to you by lime away. >> announcer: "world news now" weather brought to you by lime away. hey, i got a leak ! yoo hoo ! wait a minute, come back !
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a new book by journalist bob woodward is offeri a fly a new book by journalist bob woodward is offering a fly on the wall perspective of one of the nation's biggest financial crises. >> how much would you pay to be a fly on the wall? a behind-the-scenes look at the president and speaker of the house on spending cuts. jonathan carl has an exclusive first look. >> reporter: the president and the speaker, the talks were secret, and woodward said the stakes higher than anybody realize at the time. >> you talk about it essentially as 44 days that were the financial equivalent of the cuban missile crisis? >> so serious they couldn't tell the world how bad it was at the time. >> reporter: in "the price of politics," published on september 11, bob woodward gives a blow by blow account of the effort to reach a so-called grand bargain. spending cuts and tax increases to cut the deficit. the deal was tantalizingly close but broke down near the end when
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woodward says the president asked boehner to agree to more tax increases. for boehner, that was a deal breaker. he wasn't going to get a damn dime more out of me, boehner told woodward. at a critical juncture, boehner didn't bother to return the president's phone calls. when they finally connected, boehner tells woodward the furious president was spewing coals. the president acknowledged he was angry and told woodward he had sympathy for boehner because he couldn't control extremists in the tea party congress. you see how crazy these people are. i understand him, the president said. to woodward, the total breakdown of the talks reflected badly on everyone. it was increasingly clear that no one was running washington. that was trouble for everyone, but especially for obama. woodward shows an almost complete lack of communication between republicans and the white house when republicans won the house in 2010. the president wanted to call john boehner to congratulate him and nobody in
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the white house had his phone number. jonathan karl, abc news, democratic convention in charlotte. >> ooh. >> you look and wonder if obama does win re-election, what will be different in washington. can they get past the stalemate that we saw. boehner gave a fascinating interview and said if you want to know the difference between me and obama, during the sessions i was in the chair having a cigarette and merlot. obama was having iced tea and chewing on nicoret. a fascinating behind-the-scenes detail. >> 18 months reporting on this, it was come out 9/11, on tuesday. wonder how much he will charge for it. >> his 17th book. man, interesting. politics, dirty. all right. coming up, the highest honors last night at video music awards. and robert pattinson's big appearance. and two comics, their long-time marriage, and why they're not laughing anymore. it's all next in "the skinny." >> announcer: abc's "world news now" will continue after this from our abc stations.
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♪ skinny ♪ so skinny welcome back, everybody. we hope everyone is watching the
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conventions the past two weeks. we know not everyone, politics isn't everyone's cup of tea. maybe tune into the video music awards last night. if you did not, we want to give you a recap now some of the big winners last night. so here we go. the band new direction, actually took home three awards last night. congrats to them. >> who? >> new direction. new direction. we're getting sold, so we're in an old direction. right here. best female, best male video. nicki minaj, best female. chris brown, best male video. all important video of the year award went to my ex-wife rihanna. she got that video -- >> you, too? >> i've gotten around. and other winners last night. drake won some awards, cold play. hosted by comedian kevin hart, wasted no time taking digs at the celebrities. >> here is my thing, snooki, i don't want you to do anything crazy with the baby, spray paint it orange or start doing
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them hairstyles like the guys of "jersey shore" do. it's a baby. don't go down that road. that is my advice to you. drake loves to recycle. drake thought there was a recycle bin in chris' section. he threw the bottle. chris didn't see it. he was dancing. so when he lift his head up, he got hit with the bottle. and my bad, the bin. chris was like, you called me a [ bleepbee [ bleep ] -- no, the bin. got in a fight. nip it in the bud. i'm tired of it. fix it tonight. >> guess you had to be there. congratulations to all the folks at the video music awards last night. and my ex-wife, alicia keyes, hey, boo. >> robert pattinson was there. kristen stewart was not. we were hoping for some sort of like appearance together at least on the screen. >> nothing. didn't show her onscreen. good luck with that. one couple that i kind of appreciated because they're both
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so funny, will arnett and amy polar, they're not laughing anymore, they're calling it quits after nine years of marriage. they have two little boys, splitting amicably. in 2005, he makes me feel safe, you can have adventures if you have someone by your side. he said, the first time he saw her on stage, he said i will marry that girl. her first marriage. his second marriage. he was married to penelope ann miller. done after nine years. >> she is great. they're so funny. nine years is a long time in hollywood. 40 years in hollywood time. made it longer than others. also we told you in "the skinny," sometimes nasty divorce between camille and kelsey grammer, we all know "frasier." guess what, she will get 50% of the assets and could walk away with a cool 30 -- 3-o
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we can help you go there on the wings of lunesta. ♪ everybody's working for the weekend ♪ ♪ everybody's working for the weekend ♪ ♪ everybody wants a new romance ♪ >> all right. ooh, the longest shot ever. ooh, yes. >> can we hear 45 more seconds of that song? awkward. ♪ >> it is a friday, isn't it? a week of storms from mother nature to politics. >> along with surprises from the royal family, just for you, rob, and talk show host. here is our "friday rewind." >> every president since the great depression who asked americans to send them into a second term could say that you are better off today than you were four years ago except for jimmy carter and president
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barack obama. >> are we where we need to be, no. >> we have a lot more work to do. >> that's not the question of this election. >> you want to know whether we're better off, i have a bumper sticker for you -- osama bin laden is dead and general motors is alive. >> my mother fought hard for civil rights so that instead of a mop, i could hold this microphone. >> i have seen firsthand that being president doesn't change who you are. no, it reveals who you are. >> are we where we want to be today? no. is the president satisfied? of course not. but are we better off than we were when he took office? >> if you believe in a country where everyone gets a fair shot, and everyone does their fair share, and everyone plays by the same rules, then i need you to vote this november. >> all they did was protect new
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orleans. they didn't protect the outlying areas. so the world trade center didn't have somewhere to go. it had to come this way. >> it is hot, sticky, my house is stinky and the carpets are all wet and mold is growing. >> i wish she had a little more class and waited until he separated first until she decided to fornicate with the help. >> i will give it a go -- [ laughter ] >> it is so nice to be able to have a co-host literally sweep you off your feet. and i know -- that he could bench press me if he wanted to. >> oh, big bear hug. and we want to know why you're up at this hour, so tweet us pictures why you are watching us. >> why don't you sweep me off my feet like that? send us pictures, wnnfans on twitter. >> announcer: this is abc's "world news now," informxññcús
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this morning on "world news now" -- your voice, your choice. this morning on "world news now" -- your voice, your choice. president obama tells a cheering crowd that voters face a distinct choice between two very different paths for america's future. >> his acceptance speech closed out the convention, catapulting the candidates into the homestretch toward election day. it is friday, september 7th. >> announcer: from abc news, this is "world news now." good morning, everybody. happy friday. i'm rob nelson. >> i'm paula faris on this friday edition of "your voice, your choice," "world news now". >> indeed it is. >> we'll go live to charlotte with what the president had to say about challenges ahead as a nation. this half-hour, a roman
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catholic bishop, convicted found guilty for his silence in the church's sex abuse scandal. extreme home mess-ups, see how a demolition team wrecked the wrong house. crews were supposed to go next door to do the job. how did they make a mistake? >> surgeon operating on the wrong knee or wrong patient. >> oh. later this half-hour, the back-to-school shopping lists that include a trip to the plastic surgeon. the students i met who had breast surgery before fall classes. rob, you really wanted this assignment, but i needed to take it, yeah. >> you want to stay abreast of things. you were on assignment, out in l.a. yes. i am shocked about breast implants in los angeles. just stunned by that news. >> yeah, kind of goes against everything we have ever heard. >> i don't get it. >> silicone, silicone valley. >> yes, indeed. >> kidding. >> get right to the tiptop of
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the story. >> we'll be all over it. >> all over it. first, the 2012 democratic national convention has now come to an end with president obama's acceptance of his party's renomination. >> four years ago mr. obama promised change. this time he appealed for more time to finish the job. abc's karen travers joining us live from charlotte. thanks for hanging with us this friday morning, karen. >> reporter: good morning, paula. good morning, rob. we're it in here right now. vacuuming up all confetti off the floor. it is very quiet in here, but last night the place was rocking. president obama brought down the house with a speech to his supporters. he used the word hope more than a dozen times and asked americans at home to stay with him on a journey back to prosperity. president obama tried to recapture some of that 2008 magic. with 2/3 of americans saying the
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country is heading down the wrong track, he had to give them optimism. so he went back to a familiar theme. >> hope. >> hope. ho >> reporter: but he acknowledged his political reali >> the truth is it will take solve challenges built up over decades. >> reporter: the president said the election boiled down to a ute election boiled down to a >> our friends down in tampa at the republican convention were more than happy to talk about everything they think is wrong with america. but they didn't have much to say right. >> reporter: the president's challenge is convincing >> but knowhis,u our challenges can be met. >> reporter: before the president, it was vice president biden, playing the role of attack dog. revving up the crowd with a slam on mitt romney. >> governor romney said that as president, he would take a jobs
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tour. well, with his support for outsourcing it is going to have to be a foreign trip. >> reporter: and earlier, a powerfully poignant moment, former congresswoman, gabrielle giffords at center stage leading the emotional crowd in the pledge of allegiance. >> liberty and justice for all. chee cheers. >> reporter: today the president, vice president, and their wives will all hit the campaign trail together. just as the august jobs numbers come out. and rob, paula, that is a very critical report. certainly going to make an impression on voters' minds. it may be more significant than any speech they heard over the past two weeks. >> it's about the economy, stupid, the phrase you hear a lot in politics, karen. how did joe biden do? a little bit attack dog mode, a typical role for the veep. >> reporter: classic joe biden speech. at the same time, it was a more somber joe biden. he slammed the romney/ryan ticket.
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went through a lot of lines. osama bin laden is dead, general motors is alive. but he delivered the speech in a much more sober way than we've heard. usually so fired up on the campaign trail. last night he made a compelling argument for president obama's re-election, am better than the president gave himself a couple minutes after that. the way joe biden speaks about the president, he is flat out gushing about him. he really likes president obama and loves talking about him and loves trying to convince voters. can you imagine if you had a co-worker that gave a speech like he gave last night about you? probably blushing. give it a shot, rob. >> rob would do the same for me? >> absolutely. >> two things i've got to ask you. did it rain today in charlotte? democrats were concerned it was going to rain, that's why they moved the venue last minute indoors. did it make of a difference in the more intimate environment for the president? >> reporter: first things first. it started pouring mid-afternoon, about 3:00. downpours, people were outside running for cover, trying to get out of the rain. i spoke to two obama officials tonight who said when that happened they were all inside. but started cheering. they were released it rained and
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this -- relieved it rained and this wasn't canceled for nothing. it definitely dimmed the environment a little bit. i was there in denver on the field in 2008. you never saw a scene like that before with tens of thousands of people all focused on barack obama, all cheering. just an electric environment. to night was big. people were very excited. he really got the crowd going. it just didn't feel the same. one thing you will notice, i think we talked about this last week, there were no balloons. they couldn't set up the balloons in time because of the switch from outside to inside. literally couldn't put them in the ceiling. they had confetti guns shooting over the crowd. it wasn't in all the areas. i think a lot of the delegates were disappointed they didn't get rained on by confetti. >> full balloon coverage here on abc. we have covered that end to end about balloons. real quick, ten seconds. was this a home run for the president speech-wise, known for speeches or more like a double, or single hit? >> reporter: we'll give him
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maybe a ground rule double. wasn't his finest speech. he didn't deliver the argument, yeah. yeah, didn't deliver the argument as best as he could. he has 60 more days to do it between now and election day. >> thank you to abc's karen travers. >> she knows her baseball. >> that's number one. number two, say hello to the cleaning crew in the center with us. appreciate you being on with us, karen. as for the republicans, vice president that hopeful, paul ryan, resumes his western campaign swing with an event in nevada. in the battleground state of colorado yesterday, he accused the president of trying to make the election a choice between the lesser of two evils. ryan said that he and mitt romney want to make it about clear choices between the candidates. now to a major headline this morning in kansas city where a roman catholic bishop has been found guilty of shielding an abusive priest. bishop robert vin was convicted of a misdemeanor, he delayed a report to the state saying a priest had child pornography on his computer. and instead, he removed the priest from a local parish. >> i truly regret and am sorry
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for the hurt that these events have caused. >> the bishop did eventually report the priest. the judge sentencing him to a two-year probation but then suspended the sentence. former suburban chicago police sergeant drew peterson is facing the rest of his life in prison. five years after his fourth wife vanished without a trace, peterson was convicted of killing wife number three. more now from abc's reporter. >> reporter: drew peterson sat stoically listening to the guilty verdict. the jury convicted the former cop of murdering his third wife, kathleen savio. peterson showed no emotion. but outside the court, the savio family did. >> finally somebody heard kathleen's cry. 12 people did the right thing. thank god. >> reporter: peterson faces a maximum 60-year sentence term. he'll be sentenced in november. >> game over, drew. wipe the smirk off your face. you know, it's time to pay.
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>> reporter: the peterson case was extraordinary. kathleen savio found dead in her bathtub in 2004, the death initially ruled an accident. after peterson's fourth wife stacy disappeared in 2007, police re-examined the body and changed the finding to homicide. >> the defendant in this case was a coward and a bully. >> reporter: with no physical evidence and no witnesses placing peterson at the scene, prosecutors built their case largely on hearsay. peterson's attorneys plan to appeal. >> a dark day in america when you can convict on hearsay evidence. >> reporter: the case evoked enormous passion. partly because peterson became a tabloid sensation after stacy vanished. >> what i want to see next is justice for stacy peterson. i believe he is involved with that. >> reporter: peterson has not been charged in stacy's disappearance. abc news. >> stacy peterson's disappearance in 2007, what spawned all of this. kathleen savio died in 2004.
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his fourth wife, stacy peterson and drew were getting together before that divorce was even settled. they're going to appeal. and, it was interesting, some of the hearsay evidence. they actually brought in to call as a witness the divorce attorney, stacy peterson and drew's divorce attorney. and smith testified that stacy peterson, fourth wife, not been found, asked him if she could get more money from peterson if she threatened to tell police about his role in kathleen savio's death. third wife. >> seedy, sad case. >> not a good representation of chicago by any stretch. and hear is -- here is one that makes you want to say "oops." that mess used to be a house in little rock, arkansas. the owner said it was vacant, needed some renovations so new tenants could move in. however, wrecking crews tore the place down by mistake. the house next door, the one with the red sign, was the one that should have been taken
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down. the owner says he just wants to be paid for his property. >> reasonable request. >> i think so. >> yeah, okay. well, texas will soon be home to the fastest highway in the country. drivers on a new toll road, get this, will be allowed to go 85 miles an hour. that's as fast as the winds in a category 1 hurricane. the new speed limit effective in november applies to a 40-mile stretch of highway between austin and san antonio. critics as you can imagine say drivers will likely go even faster, hitting more likely 90 or 100 miles per hour. that seems awfully fast. >> and minis going 45, the minimum. advertisers may soon have trouble buying commercial time for the super bowl. cbs plans to announce today its advertising time for the big game is more than 90% sold already, months out. 30-second commercials selling out for up to $3.8 million. that is up from $3.5 million for last year's super bowl.
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the network could make $225 million on ad sales alone. >> bears/bengals super bowl is going to be great. here's your friday forecast, everybody. storms, possible. tornados from the plains to the ohio valley. stormy in the desert southwest. and colorado rockies. pop-up storms for the southeast and gulf coast. summer-like in the northeast. >> 80s, kansas city to new york. fargo to minneapolis. 90s from the site of the super bowl, new orleans where the saints will play, for the big title to miami. thank you, kindly. >> playing eight games there. just eight home games during the regular season. sorry to break it to you. >> uh-huh. it was a tough night at brewers/marlins game wednesday. all worked out for one little fan. >> one of the brewers tossed a ball into the stands. but a guy boxed out two kids. caught it. the little girl, none too pleased. come on, dude. she did everything she could
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during the game in an attempt to get a ball. eventually one of the pros threw a ball to her mom. someone else brought her one. she ended up with two baseballs and wound up giving a tv interview as well. a pretty good night. she had her 15 minutes of fame. >> she did indeed. happy ending to that story. i hated when the adults -- let the kids catch the stuff. come on. >> quit stealing baseballs. coming up, our kickoff to football pick season. how you this year, big change in our "world news now" picks competition. fans, you can be part of the fun this year. later, students put cosmetic surgery first before heading back to school. you are watching "world news now." ♪ you're beautiful it's true >> announcer: "world news now" weather brought to you by puffs ultra soft and strong. >> announcer: "world news now" weather brut ought to you by pu ultrasoft and strong. [ female announcer ] for everything your face has to face. face it with puffs facial tissues.
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you. it's not books or bedding but breast. kaylen is starting nursing school. as a teenager, her chest was the smallest of her friends. while she loves her hips, she feels like her top half is out of sync with the bottom. >> i totally thought my boobs were going grow, and they never did. >> reporter: jamie is entering college. unlike kaylen, she is interested in reduction. she is meeting with a surgeon to discuss her options. >> i know health benefits was one of the big reasons for doing this. are there psychological reasons for doing it, too? >> getting made fun of in high school is still in the back of my mind. >> reporter: the doctor consults kaylen before surgery. she puts on a special bra fitted with implants to get a sense of the final outcome. >> good, not too gaudy. >> reporter: three weeks after the surgery, we meet up with the girls again.
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here is kaylen before, and here she is after. she is now a c cup and feels like her top half is as curvy as her bottom half. >> reporter: you are back in school. are you more confident in the classroom? >> i feel like i have more confidence walking in there. don't think it is going to help me on my tests any. >> reporter: jamie is ready to head back to school. here she is before and here she is after. her triple ds are regular d. her shoulder and back pain are gone. when you look in the mirror now what do you see? >> i feel like i can step into a room, and you know, let myself go. don't feel like there is anything holding me back. >> both the girls stress they put a lot of time into this. they thought about it for a long time. jamie who is very emotional, clearly, was teased incessantly, called double d. she says it had a profound physical impact. she is able to stand so much taller. her back isn't hurting as much. she is actually able to work out
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this morning on "world news now"four more years. this morning on "world news now" -- four more years. that is what president obama asked democrats and america for last night during his impassioned address. >> the commander-in-chief's tone and the big takeaway this morning now that both the democratic and republican conventions are in the history books. it's friday, september 7th. >> announcer: from abc news, this is "world news now." good friday morning, everybody. i'm rob nelson. >> can i get an amen? >> amen. >> the weekend is here. >> it is. >> i'm paula faris. we'll take you live to charlotte for extensive coverage of the democratic convention. then economic news that must be
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music to the obama administration's ears. the stock market's big high and why investors have their eyes today on unemployment trends. and everyone is saying that he knew those numbers for the job, the jobs report when he spoke last night. >> the president gets a sneak peek. kind of knows. see whether the numbers are a wet blanket on what he said or does point to some kind of recovery. we'll see. stock market great day. jobs report a whole different thing. also this morning, any woman who had a mammogram in their 20s could face a risk. the common test for breast cancer could put women at risk for breast cancer. we'll explain an important medical story there for a lot of women out there. >> i had one -- breast cancer runs in my family, so i had them since my mid 20s. >> really young. makes sense. later, we ask you how to get your cranky kids to sleep when all else fails. after one mom found a solution in an over-the-counter pill. lots of reaction on facebook. >> we decided yesterday what we liked -- whiskey? >> hot toddies.
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>> old school. >> whiskey, lemon. honey. >> honey. kind of good. all right. first, the big story of the day. president obama made his pitch for a second chance last night as the democratic national convention came to an end. >> after two days of absolutely stirring oratory, some say the president's address was reserved by comparison. abc's karen travers joins us. >> reporter: hi, paula. hi, rob. it wasn't a speech in front of 75,000 screaming supporters in an outdoor stadium. last night in this arena in charlotte, president obama brought down the house. he used the word "hope" more than a dozen times and asked americans to stay with him on a journey back to prosperity. president obama tried to recapture some of that 2008 magic. the president boiled down the election to a choice between two fundamentally different visions for the future. >> ours is a fight to restore the values that built the
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largest middle class and the strongest economy the world has ever known. >> reporter: president obama's challenge over two months is to reignite democrats' enthusiasm and convince frustrated americans it is his plan that will get the country back on track. >> the truth is it will take more than a few years to solve challenges that have built up over decades. know this, america, our problems can be solved. our challenges can be met. >> reporter: to do that the president outlined a list of second-term goals for manufacturing, energy, education, national security and the deficit. before the president, it was vice president biden playing the role of attack dog. revving up the crowd with a slam on mitt romney. >> governor romney said that as president he would take a jobs tour. well, with his support for outsourcing, it's going to have to be a foreign trip. [ cheers and applause]
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>> reporter: and earlier, a powerfully poignant moment, former congresswoman gabrielle giffords at center stage, leading the emotional crowd in the pledge of allegiance. >> liberty and justice for all. [ applause ] >> reporter: today the president, vice president and their wives will all hit the campaign trail together. and as you guys mentioned, the jobs report comes out today, the august jobs report. that critical report may be more significant to voters than any speech we heard over the last two weeks. rob, paula. >> yeah, the report at 8:30. i love, karen -- one adviser said this convention wasn't really a normal convention. more lake a revival. last night, what type of tone did the president take in his speech? >> paula, he was very optimistic. because he had to be. that poll number is very brutal for them. 2/3 of americans say the country is heading on the wrong tracks. the president doesn't have an option but just saying, look, we know things are challenging, times are tough. things will get better.
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and vice president biden had a line earlier where he said the journey of hope is not yet finished, but we are on our way. that seems to sum up what their message could be, stick with us, don't switch over to mitt romney. things will be better if you keep us in office. but that's a challenge for the president to try to acknowledge those difficulties but inspire enthusiasm and rev up democrats and convince skeptical voters to come on board. >> indeed. this was not a heavy policy speech, karen. trying to lay out a broad vision for the country and kind of say this side, a, thinks this, we think that. y'all decide. and interesting how they painted, ended the convention last night. thanks to abc's karen travers live this morning from charlotte. be sure to join an already very active discussion online about the convention there on our facebook page. wnnfans.com. and our analysis continues from charlotte actually when senior washington editor, rick klein, joins us in a few moments. >> as karen mentioned, hours from now, 8:30 eastern, the labor department releases
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numbers following a strong economic report yesterday. today's report on august unemployment predicted to show the jobless rate at 8.3%. analysts forecast there were 120,000 new hires last month compared to 163,000 in july. the markets in asia are up following wall street's lead. the dow hitting a four-year high. what are investors around the world so optimistic about? abc's dan harris has the story. >> reporter: this stampede of bulls had two main triggers -- first a major concrete plan by officials in europe to rescue countries there that are drowning in debt. a crisis that has threatened to drag america's economy down with it. and second, new numbers showing american businesses added 200,000 jobs last month. the last time the dow was this high the recession was just beginning, and george bush was president. the four years since then have
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been a by turns, thrilling, soul killing, roller coaster ride. in march, 2009, the dow hit its low point, 6,547. 50% of its value wiped out. but since then, an historic surge, the fastest since world war ii. although uncertainty remains. >> it is a sigh of relief, i don't think it is long term. i think it is something that we get this week. and maybe next week. and then, we're off to the races again. >> reporter: next shoe to drop, a big one, tomorrow. the august jobs number. many of the recent reports have been very disappointing. but if this one exceeds expectations, today's rally could well continue. dan harris, abc news. new concerns this morning about syria's stockpile of chemical weapons. a published report says it may be larger and more dispersed around the country than previously thought. video from anti-government forces shows widespread clashes still raging in several cities.
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and estimated 23,000 people, think about that, 23,000 have been killed since that violence began in march of last year. >> numbers -- incomprehensible. in medical news, a new study suggesting mammograms for young women at high risk of breast cancer may do more harm than good. researchers found that women who have a history of chest radiation in their 20s had a 43% higher risk. they say an mri is a safer choice for young women. although mammograms are beneficial for women over 50. i had one, had to have a biopsy, couple years ago, i would rather be on the safe side. >> amen to that. third visitor to yosemite national park died of hantavirus. eight campers in total have been diagnosed with the rare rodent-borne disease since june. the newest victim was found in a second area of the park, high sierra camp. 16,000 people have stayed in the two affected areas this summer alone. although there is no cure for the disease, it is very rare. a forest fire burning in southern washington state is now threatening more than 400 homes in a popular recreation area.
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just 10% contained at this point. hundreds of firefighters managed to confine it to two square miles in the columbia river gorge. some homeowners who initially ignored mandatory evacuation orders decided to leave yesterday fearing the wind might pick up. people along the gulf coast are keeping a very close eye on isaac's offspring which could get its own new name. isaac still the storm that will not die. forecasters giving the so-called spawn of isaac a 30% chance of regenerating into a tropical system called nadine. a remnant of the storm broke off after hitting louisiana and drenching parts of the midwest and ohio valley. katrina is the only modern example of a dissipated storm that did re-form into a hurricane. and we know how that story ended, seven years ago. back to politics. we told you about the
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presidential campaign, rather. we are going to ask what would politics be without a 7/11 election. >> like the sound of that. it is that time again when 7/11 lets coffee customers support their candidate with a choice of cups. those for president obama can have their coffee in a blue cup. and mitt romney supporters in a red cup. >> where are the purple cups? since the promotion began in 2000, the company says its seven elections have practically mirrored the final national results. at your local 7/11 from now until election day. tell hold a slurpee, though, that's what i want to know. that's why i go to 7/11. >> huge slurpee fan. good idea. let people politics over their java. >> good p.r. gets their name out there. coming up, your advice on getting cranky kids to go to sleep especially when it is past their bedtime. which you hope is right now for everyone watching. >> just start drinking, usually, kidding. >> no. back to our top story, live
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♪ ♪ little bit of a techno politic music. >> get out your glow sticks, america. >> now back to our top story this morning. president obama's long-anticipated speech ended the democratic convention. >> indeed, abc's senior washington editor rick klein is live this morning in charlotte for us. and rick, we know that going second can be an advantage because you kind to get to retort everything said, but was incumbency an advantage for the sitting president? >> reporter: incumbency is the biggest advantage the president has, by its nature. i tell you it was weighing all over this arena throughout the week, particularly in president obama's acceptance speech. big anticipated moment because
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the promise of what he offered four years ago was everywhere to be seen. the adoring crowds, all of the big rhetoric, hard for him to reach back into the bag of tricks knowing he has been in office for four years. it is harder to ask for hope and change when you brought the change, you are holding the white house. so very hard to fire up your supporters when you are the occupant of the white house. >> some critics will say there wasn't enough meat and potatoes, not enough substance in the speech. it was several speeches jammed into one. where did he hit his stride? >> reporter: look, he told people not to be cynical, but this is a nation right now of skeptics. they want answers about the changing the style of politics in the nation, specific issues that delegates cared about. they're ready to fight for him. they want to hear what went wrong over the last couple years and what he can offer for the future.
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we started to hear that. by no means did he close the deal. he still left questions why people fought for hope and change four years ago and have taste of disappointment in their mouths today. >> really what struck me about the speech, rick, how hard the president went after romney and ryan on the issue of foreign policy. one because there was, to me at least, the most partisan part of the speech. two, really the focus for the country is the economy not necessarily foreign policy. were you surprised by that as well, and did you think that was an effective part of the speech? >> reporter: he was almost rubbing in the fact he is the president, and they aren't. four years ago he didn't have any more experience than hey have now. he listed every gaffe, every foible that mitt romney has uttered around foreign policy and national security, even bringing up the headlines that mitt romney went over to london and seemed to insult the british.
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you are right, to a lot of folks who care about the economy and jobs, first and foremost to hear partisan rhetoric in foreign policy, it may have had a bit of a tin ear. >> i think a lot of people are anticipating the first presidential debate in denver, colorado. 26 days from now. october 3. what is next for both campaigns moving forward, rick? >> reporter: oddly enough, it's back to where they started. both campaigns are going to be in iowa and new hampshire later today. both of the early primary states is sort of emblematic of this so close election. it's been tied for months. we are back where we started literally. >> good insight. >> appreciate it, rick. thank you very much. this line summed it up. he says, "the choice you face won't be between two candidates or two parties, a choice between two different paths for america. a choice between two fundamentally different visions for the future." so a speech light on details. light on policy. trying to say i have this vision. other guys have this one. y'all decide. a broader appeal to voters. independents are critical. only 6% to 8%. small sliver of the country
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they're trying to reach out to. we'll see. still ahead, a woman insists an over-the-counter remedy put her two young children to sleep. >> what is your favorite sleep secret for your kids? see the responses on facebook next. >> announcer: abc's "world news now" will continue after this from our abc stations. secret for your kids? see the responses on facebook next. >> announcer: abc's "world news no
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♪ mr. sandman bring me a dream ♪ mr. sandman bring me a dream >> until he doesn't sleep, and then he's not so cute. >> we told you about this one yesterday, a mom who uses a supplement to get her kids to sleep at night. >> jessica banks gives melatonin to her 10-year-old and 6-year-old. her oldest has autism, and she says melatonin helps them relax. melatonin is produced by our brains, manufactured with a higher dose and is
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not approved by the fda. >> that brought us to our facebook question. we wanted to know how do you help your kids when they have some trouble getting their zs. >> a lot of judgment back and forth. julia says i rub her back and her forehead from mid nose straight up. puts her right to sleep. i'm very blessed to have a good sleeper. will try that on you. >> i am so, touch me, i am out. tiffany says, depends on the age. if they're a baby, i'll do my best. but once you get spanking age, you better just get in that bed and lie there. like a little threat of violence. >> mr. spoon in the house. sean has this opinion -- giving melatonin to kids to help them sleep is dangerous. they can become dependent on artificial level of it to sleep and can lead to really crazy dreams which could affect them. good point there. interesting. >> laura tells us, i cuddle with them and tell them stories of when i couldn't go to sleep and how my mom and dad did what i was doing with them. little bedtime story. not bad at all.
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we can help you go there on the wings of lunesta. ♪ welcome back, time for "insomniac theater." this morning we have a look at two new movies that are -- i don't know why i enjoy that? two new movies geared toward very different audiences. kind of like the conventions. >> yes, you are not the only one that enjoys theater. i live for it. first up this morning, "the bachlorett bachlorette," starring kirsten dunst, a dirtier spin-off of bridesmaids. the premise. the night before one of their friend's weddings. typical bachelorette party, the bride, becky, played by rebel wilson, wants to keep it tame. her bridesmaids, as you can tell, want to show a clip, but as you see -- want to get a little crazy.
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we wanted to show you a clip of it. it was so raunchy, that we weren't able to. >> prudes. >> there seems to be a little jealousy, isla fisher. and jealousy amongst the bridesmaids. why her, not us, we're not getting married. pretty raunchy. based on the off broadway hit by leslie hegland. and the "l.a. times" says it's a caustic, drunken tragedy with lipstick. the humor is so caustic, you won't know whether to laugh or cry. rotten tomatoes, 49%. >> i'm sold. i'll check it out, dirty lady. i had "cold light of day" quick synopsis is, this man, played by -- this man, character's name will saul goes to spain for a weekend long vacation. his family is kidnapped because of the mysterious briefcase. he finds himself on the run here. very interesting. so the drama and action ensues from that point on. only 8% on rotten tomatoes, because not a lot of folks know
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about it just yet. one tough review here said the movie could have been a lot better if it turned out, turned out to be, lacked direction, and quickly turned predictable. take a listen. >> i don't book gospel quartets and picasso experts. that's not the job i do at the embassy. the only thing that's true is i have worked for the government a long time. >> so what do you do? >> it's a branch of the agency. >> you're cia and you don't know where they are? >> i'm sorry. >> big stars in this one the bruce willis, sigourney weaver, same review says anyone familiar with "mission impossible" has seen it all before. nothing new here but star power. >> at least get some popcorn out of it. >> i'll take the bridesmaids though. >> oh, yeah. nothing new here but star power. >> at least get some popcorn out of it. >> i'll take the bridesmaids though. >> oh, yeah. the bridesmaids though. >> oh, yeah.ñcús
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this morning on "world news now" -- president obama asks america to give him another term, promising our problems can be solved and our challenges can be met. >> some of the soaring rhetoric of four years ago was replaced by the sobering realities of 2012. it's friday, september 7th. >> announcer: from abc news, this is "world news now." ah, yes. >> good morning, everybody. >> is it friday, thank you, lord, it's friday. picking my teeth there a second ago. sorry about that. >> good morning, everybody. i'm paula faris. >> i'm rob nelson. well, energy, education, and the economy all key topics last
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night as the president accepted officially the nomination in charlotte. a live wrap-up from charlotte coming up in a moment. also in this half-hour, the airline hoax that was no laughing matter. turning a flight around, in fact, and turning one man's birthday flight into an absolute nightmare. high stakes deal making with the economy on the brink, saying the situation was so much worse than we were led to believe. >> exactly. >> frightening. >> i love books like that that give you the nitty-gritty behind the scenes, what it is like away from the cameras. fascinating detail. woodward, you know it is good. later, from a boy band to the biggest names in music. who went home with video music award who had the fans screaming? all that is coming up in "the skinny." as a political junkie, i forgot the vmas were on. >> you dvr-ed it. >> should have. i saw some e-mail. more people watched bill clinton's speech than watched nfl season premier with
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-- premiere with the giants and the cowboys. i was encouraged the country paid more attention to politics than athletics. >> the game wasn't as close as it was in the end. that helped as well. first, politics. president obama had a hard act to follow in accepting his party's nomination. >> so much changed between then and now. the president's speech had to acknowledge that. it wasn't exactly the change he hoped for and the country hoped for. abc's terry moran in charlotte with more. >> reporter: they still love him. barack obama may be struggling and fighting for his political life. >> madam chairwoman, delegates, i accept your nomination for president of the united states. >> reporter: still you couldn't help but think, what a difference four years have made. so much grayer now. the toll the presidency takes. the youthful aura that clung to barack obama in 2008 has been burned away by the searing
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pressures of power. he spoke tonight a man of hard and bitter experience. a survivor. >> i recognize that times have changed since i first spoke to this convention. >> reporter: that's why vice president joe biden went all out, too. >> we can now proudly say what we have heard me say the last six months. osama bin laden is dead, and general motors is alive! >> reporter: the president did something else. he addressed directly the frustrated hopes and mixed feelings about his leadership out across the country. >> now i won't pretend the path i'm offering is quick or easy. >> reporter: this was really the president's biggest challenge, the biggest challenge in his campaign. to overcome the disappointments and doubts among so many americans who voted for him in 2008. and give them hope again. >> everyone did expect hope and
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change. and they expected it instantaneously. however, the mess was created over a lengthy period of time. >> reporter: in the end it was once again hope that barack obama spoke of. hope in tough times. >> america, i never said this journey would be easy. and i won't promise that now. yes, our path is harder. but it leads to a better place. >> reporter: terry moran, abc news, charlotte, north carolina. >> very presidential. there was one especially emotional and history-making moment at last night's convention. a tear-jerker, former congresswoman gabrielle giffords took the stage to lead the pledge of allegiance. she spoke the word clearly with a huge smile, bringing the delegates to their feet. many in tears, before a long list of speakers took the stage. >> in tampa, they talk with great urgency about the nation's debt and the need to act, to act now. but not once did they tell you that they rejected every plan by us or any other respected group to reduce the national debt. there are not for any of them, because they're not prepared to
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do anything about the debt if it contained even one dollar, or one cent in new taxes for millionaires. folks, that's not courage, and that's not fair. >> as a catholic woman i take reproductive health seriously. today it is under attack. this year alone more than a dozen states have passed more than 40 restrictions on women's access to reproductive health care. now isn't the time to roll back the rights we were winning when my father was president. >> the entire auto industry and the lives of over one million hard-working americans teetered on the edge of collapse and with it the entire manufacturing sector of this country. well, in romney's world, the cars get the elevator, and the workers get the shaft! [ applause ]
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>> former governor of michigan, firing everybody up. >> her speech had people riled up. obviously now we're all to the nitty-gritty, last two months. the president gave a line last night i thought spoke volumes about the differences. this is what he said, "we don't think the government can solve all of our problems, we don't think the government is the source of all of our problems any more than our welfare recipients or corporations or unions or immigrants or gays or any other group were told to blame for our troubles because, america, we understand this democracy is ours." the role of government in our life plus those minority groups he mentioned. i thought that was a very interesting line that spoke to the base and again, spoke to the larger point he wanted to make about two different competing visions for the country between him and romney. >> some folks wanted a little bit more. no talk of stimulus cap and trade obama care.
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and we have a lot of word counters who tell us how long the speeches go. obama mentioned tax ten more times than romney. romney mentioned jobs ten times more than obama. so the distinction there. but i think it was a solid, solid speech, but those speeches beforehand from former president bill clinton and michelle, that was a tough act to follow. >> they don't have burden of being in office. joe can come out swinging, clinton can come out swinging. they do the dirty work. the president has to appear presidential and take the high road. he didn't want to get down -- he took a few good, solid body shots at mitt romney, but it wasn't the full frontal that i think you saw in other cases here. he did focus heavily on foreign policy. that was, i think, a rebuttal to romney not mentioning afghanistan, the war at all in his speech first time in 52 years, war has not been in the speech. that's why it is so heavy. again, let the analyses continue all day today. right. be sure to join our active online discussion about the democratic national convention, do so on our facebook page, wnnfans.com. now to the bizarre turn of events for one airline passenger. the man was flying home to texas
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to celebrate his 29th birthday with family and friends. that's when police got a tip that he was carrying a dangerous substance. the plane returned to philadelphia, where he was then taken into custody. but nothing was found and the call was determined to be a hoax. >> look at the resources that were expended and the delays to the passengers. the expense to the agency's involved and to the airport authorities. >> it is incredibly foolish and irresponsible thing to do and bottom line it is criminal. >> yeah. the man who was the subject of the hoax was allowed to board another flight to texas. when he arrived in dallas he was arrested on outstanding, unspecified warrants. a broken off remnant of hurricane isaac that made its way to the gulf has a 40% chance of becoming another tropical system. the rejuvenated storm could be named nadine and could bring a wave of heavy rain and flooding to coastal areas from louisiana over to florida. give the gulf coast a break, after isaac last week.
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>> our extreme weather team says this is pretty rare to be able to spawn off like this. >> let's hope it doesn't re-form. keeping an eye on it. >> your friday forecast, everybody. scattered showers and thunderstorms, get the umbrellas from the gulf coast, carolinas. hail, 70 mile an hour wind and chance of tornados around detroit, st. louis, memphis, little rock, more monsoon storms in the southwest. >> another triple digit day in dallas and phoenix. 80s, 90s in the rockies. upper 80s from atlanta to new york. one more presidential item. this one from russia. check out vladamir putin dressed in white to simulate an adult siberian crane. >> to do what? >> adult siberian crane. a bird. >> indeed. he really got into the part. getting on board a motorized hang glider and leading several young birds on migration. the birds are endangered actually and were raised in captivity. they needed a little help. >> the latest of putin's
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interactions with animals. he is not sure what is next. the cameras of course will be there to cover it all. i am sure we will find a way to get it all in our newscast, right? >> you think putin, hard core leader, very serious guy. so this image of him in this contraption was fascinatin fascinating. >> remember shirtless, riding on horseback. does he think he is fabio? >> putin, man, politics never dull. next, they spent eight years married, laughing, why two famous comics splitting up. >> high stakes political secrets about your tax money and closed door negotiations. the washington insider scoop you won't want to miss. all coming up on "world news now." ♪ money changes everything >> announcer: "world news now" weather brought to you by lime away. >> announcer: "world news now" weather brought to you by lime away. t to you by lime away. >> announcer: "world news now" weather brought to you by lime away. hey, i got a leak ! yoo hoo ! wait a minute, come back !
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a new book by journalist bob woodward is offeri a fly a new book by journalist bob woodwa is a new book by journalist bob woodward is offering a fly on the wall perspective of one of the nation's biggest financial crises. >> how much would you pay to be a fly on the wall? a behind-the-scenes look at the president and speaker of the house on spending cuts. jonathan carl has an exclusive first look. >> reporter: the president and the speaker, the talks were secret, and woodward said the stakes higher than anybody realize at the time. >> you talk about it essentially as 44 days that were the financial equivalent of the cuban missile crisis? >> so serious they couldn't tell the world how bad it was at the time. >> reporter: in "the price of politics," published on september 11, bob woodward gives a blow by blow account of the effort to reach a so-called grand bargain. spending cuts and tax increases to cut the deficit. the deal was tantalizingly close but broke down near the end when
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woodward says the president asked boehner to agree to more tax increases. for boehner, that was a deal breaker. he wasn't going to get a damn dime more out of me, boehner told woodward. at a critical juncture, boehner didn't bother to return the president's phone calls. when they finally connected, boehner tells woodward the furious president was spewing coals. the president acknowledged he was angry and told woodward he had sympathy for boehner because he couldn't control extremists in the tea party congress. you see how crazy these people are. i understand him, the president said. to woodward, the total breakdown of the talks reflected badly on everyone. it was increasingly clear that no one was running washington. that was trouble for everyone, but especially for obama. woodward shows an almost complete lack of communication between republicans and the white house when republicans won the house in 2010. the president wanted to call john boehner to congratulate him and nobody in the white house had his phone number. jonathan karl, abc news,
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democratic convention in charlotte. >> ooh. >> you look and wonder if obama does win re-election, what will be different in washington. can they get past the stalemate that we saw. boehner gave a fascinating interview and said if you want to know the difference between me and obama, during the sessions i was in the chair having a cigarette and merlot. obama was having iced tea and chewing on nicoret. a fascinating behind-the-scenes detail. >> 18 months reporting on this, it was come out 9/11, on tuesday. wonder how much he will charge for it. >> his 17th book. man, interesting. politics, dirty. all right. coming up, the highest honors last night at video music awards. and robert pattinson's big appearance. and two comics, their long-time marriage, and why they're not laughing anymore. it's all next in "the skinny." >> announcer: abc's "world news now" will continue after this from our abc stations. l continue after this from our abc stations.
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♪ skinny ♪ so skinny welcome back, everybody. we hope everyone is watching the conventions the past two weeks. we know not everyone, politics isn't everyone's cup of tea.
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maybe tune into the video music awards last night. if you did not, we want to give you a recap now some of the big winners last night. so here we go. the band new direction, actually took home three awards last night. congrats to them. >> who? >> new direction. new direction. we're getting sold, so we're in an old direction. right here. best female, best male video. nicki minaj, best female. chris brown, best male video. all important video of the year award went to my ex-wife rihanna. she got that video -- >> you, too? >> i've gotten around. and other winners last night. drake won some awards, cold play. hosted by comedian kevin hart, wasted no time taking digs at the celebrities. >> here is my thing, snooki, i don't want you to do anything crazy with the baby, spray paint it orange or start doing them hairstyles like the guys of "jersey shore" do.
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it's a baby. don't go down that road. that is my advice to you. drake loves to recycle. drake thought there was a recycle bin in chris' section. he threw the bottle. chris didn't see it. he was dancing. so when he lift his head up, he got hit with the bottle. and my bad, the bin. chris was like, you called me a [ bleep ] -- no, the bin. got in a fight. nip it in the bud. i'm tired of it. fix it tonight. >> guess you had to be there. congratulations to all the folks at the video music awards last night. and my ex-wife, alicia keyes, hey, boo. >> robert pattinson was there. kristen stewart was not. we were hoping for some sort of like appearance together at least on the screen. >> nothing. didn't show her on screen. good luck with that. one couple that i kind of appreciated because they're both
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so funny, will arnett and amy polar, they're not laughing anymore, they're calling it quits after nine years of marriage. they have two little boys, splitting amicably. in 2005, he makes me feel safe, you can have adventures if you have someone by your side. he said, the first time he saw her on stage, he said i will marry that girl. her first marriage. his second marriage. he was married to penelope ann miller. done after nine years. >> she is great. they're so funny. nine years is a long time in hollywood. 40 years in hollywood time. made it longer than others. also we told you in "the skinny," sometimes nasty divorce between camille and kelsey grammer, we all know "frasier." guess what, she will get 50% of the assets and could walk away with a cool 30 -- 3-o million. wow. >> just have to sell the homes before they own before they can cash in. >> they have three homes on the market right now. so, divorce can pay, i guess. >> uh-huh. >> wow $30 million.
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we can help you go there on the wings of lunesta. ♪ everybody's working for the weekend ♪ ♪ everybody wants a new romance ♪ >> all right. ooh, the longest shot ever. ooh, yes. >> can we hear 45 more seconds of that song? awkward. ♪ >> it is a friday, isn't it? a week of storms from mother nature to politics. >> along with surprises from the royal family, just for you, rob, and talk show host. here is our "friday rewind." >> every president since the great depression who asked americans to send them into a second term could say that you are better off today than you were four years ago except for
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jimmy carter and president barack obama. >> are we where we need to be, no. >> we have a lot more work to do. >> that's not the question of this election. >> you want to know whether we're better off, i have a bumper sticker for you -- osama bin laden is dead and general motors is alive. >> my mother fought hard for civil rights so that instead of a mop, i could hold this microphone. >> i have seen firsthand that being president doesn't change who you are. no, it reveals who you are. >> are we where we want to be today? no. is the president satisfied? of course not. but are we better off than we were when he took office? >> if you believe in a country where everyone gets a fair shot, and everyone does their fair share, and everyone plays by the same rules, then i need you to vote this november.
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>> all they did was protect new orleans. they didn't protect the outlying areas. so the world trade center didn't have somewhere to go. it had to come this way. >> it is hot, sticky, my house is stinky and the carpets are all wet and mold is growing. >> i wish she had a little more class and waited until he separated first until she decided to fornicate with the help. >> i will give it a go -- [ laughter ] >> it is so nice to be able to have a co-host literally sweep you off your feet. and i know -- that he could bench press me if he wanted to. >> oh, big bear hug. and we want to know why you're up at this hour, so tweet us pictures why you are watching us. >> why don't you sweep me off my feet like that? send us pictures, wnnfans on twitter. >> announcer: this is abc's "world news now," informing insomniacs for two decades. >> announcer: this is abc's "world news now," oñ?xús1@ú?
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